September 11, 2020

BIMA Virtual Lifesavers 2020

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Introduction The British Islamic Medical Association runs Lifesavers in order to educate and facilitate local communities and individuals with the skills they need to perform CPR. In the past, this has meant working with teams of...

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July 14, 2020

International CRG Activities

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These are the list BIMA has played an active role in the International Community Response Group (CRG),  please note that this is a summary of the work involving many organisations and individuals. Given how many activities were...

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July 14, 2020

Economic CRG Activities

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These are the list BIMA has played an active role in the Economic Community Response Group (CRG),  please note that this is a summary of the work involving many organisations and individuals. Given how many activities were undertaken...

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July 14, 2020

Scholars CRG Activities

Achievements, Uncategorized

These are the list BIMA has played an active role in the Scholars Community Response Group (CRG),  please note that this is a summary of the work involving many organisations and individuals. Given how many activities were...

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July 14, 2020

Education CRG Activities

Achievements, Uncategorized

These are the list BIMA has played an active role in the Education Community Response Group (CRG),  please note that this is a summary of the work involving many organisations and individuals. Given how many activities were...

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July 14, 2020

Burial CRG Activity

Achievements, Uncategorized

These are the list BIMA has played an active role in the Burial Community Response Group (CRG),  please note that this is a summary of the work involving many organisations and individuals. Given how many activities were undertaken...

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July 14, 2020

Charities CRG Activities

Achievements, Uncategorized

These are the list BIMA has played an active role in the Charities Response Group (CRG),  please note that this is a summary of the work involving many organisations and individuals. Given how many activities were undertaken...

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July 14, 2020

Publicity CRG Activities

Achievements, Uncategorized

These are the list BIMA has played an active role in the Publicity (CRG),  please note that this is a summary of the work involving many organisations and individuals. Given how many activities were undertaken during the...

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July 14, 2020

Medical CRG Activities

Achievements, Uncategorized

These are the list BIMA has played an active role in the Medical Community Response Group (CRG),  please note that this is a summary of the work involving many organisations and individuals. Given how many activities were...

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July 14, 2020

National CRG Activities

Achievements, Uncategorized

These are the list BIMA has played an active role in the National Community Response Group (CRG),  please note that this is a summary of the work involving many organisations and individuals. Given how many activities were...

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April 5, 2020

Calming the Heart: Pt II

Coronavirus

Calling all frontline healthcare workers! Feeling overwhelmed? Low? In need of a spiritual boost? Join us online this evening for part 2 of Calm during the storm This is the second in an uplifting self care series “Calming the...

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April 5, 2020

Muslim Mental Health in the pandemic

Coronavirus

Muslim Mental Health Organisations Unite! Asalaamu ‘alaikum, Muslim mental health organisations in UK have united to provide a range of services to tackle mental health problems arising from the coronavirus pandemic. Each...

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April 4, 2020

Ghusl for Deceased Persons with COVID-19

Coronavirus

There have been several fataawa in the last few days from various scholars regarding ghusl of those who have died from Covid-19. Some have said it is permissible with conditions. Others have said that it is exempt due to the dangers...

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April 4, 2020

Coronavirus self-care

Coronavirus

Feeling overwhelmed? Low? In need of a spiritual boost?We proudly present Calming the Hearts, BIMA’s weekly spiritually uplifting webinars with Shaykh Shafi Chowdhury. Join us every Sunday starting from 20:00hrs – 21:00hrs...

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April 2, 2020

ACE FY1 2020

Blog, Coronavirus, News

BIMA proudly presents our ACE FY1 course! Hit the ground running and be that confident FY1 (or FY0 👀) who knows what to do and how to do it! Due to Covid-19 this is an extra special edition and will be online only for the first time...

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March 6, 2020

Covid-19 Advice

Coronavirus, Statements

Coronavirus Infographic for UK Muslim Community There is a lot of information circulating about the coronavirus. BIMA & MCB would like to advise the Muslim community to take these precautions as suggested by the NHS & experts....

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August 9, 2019

Job interview success – be yourself

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By Dr Emma Wiley, microbiology registrar Interviews can often be daunting as you prepare to present the best version of yourself in both a professional and personal capacity. The more you want the vacancy, the more stressful things can...

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June 9, 2019

Letter to RCGP Annual Conference 2019

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Dear Professor Helen Stokes-Lampard, I hope this message finds you well. As the President of the British Islamic Medical Association, I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for reviewing your invite to Julia Hartley-Brewer...

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June 3, 2019

Eid Mubarak

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Assalamo Alaikom Eid-ul-Fitr is here, and may Allah bless you and your families with a wonderful Eid. Although there may be a tinge of sadness as we approach the end of Ramadan, this sadness should not prevail. We should be grateful...

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May 4, 2019

Ramadan Mubarak

Blog, Statements

“O you who have believed, decreed upon you is fasting as it was decreed upon those before you that you may become righteous.” (2:183) Ramadan is upon us and what a delightful guest it is. A holy month in which Allah offers us the...

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April 13, 2019

Cancer screening awareness – importance and impact

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By Dr Lubna Salim, GP وَأَنْ لَيْسَ لِلْإِنْسَانِ إِلَّا مَا سَعَىٰ And that man shall have nothing but what he strives for (Surah An-Najm 53:39). It is interesting to note that Allah says that man shall have in accordance to his...

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August 28, 2017

Reflection – Salah

Blog

Working in healthcare is hectic. Patients and administrative tasks, among other things, occupy a substantial amount of our time. At times these duties seem to be never-ending, and as a result we may miss praying our Salah (prayers) in...

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August 28, 2017

August News & Views

Blog, News

An article this month in the journal Developing World Bioethics argues against the prohibition of surrogacy by many Islamic scholars, challenging the arguments against surrogacy which include concerns over gene mixing and the...

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August 28, 2017

August Events Roundup

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1. In preparation for Lifesavers 2017, regional training days were held in 8 locations around the country, with an attendance of over 120 mosque leads & volunteers. More on the list of 60+ mosques involved in delivering Lifesavers...

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August 14, 2017

July News & Views

Blog, News

Firstly this month, a study in the Journal of Religion and Health identifies the different trust issues among American Muslims regarding their attitudes and behaviours towards healthcare, which could help healthcare professionals (and...

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August 14, 2017

July Events Roundup

Blog, News

1. BIMA Trainees organised the the national FY1 Induction event took place on Saturday 22nd July nationwide in 4 locations- London, Birmingham, Leicester and for the first time in Leeds, Yorkshire. The event was a huge success with...

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July 12, 2017

June News & Views

Blog

Firstly this month, a study in the journal Aging & Mental Health examining the association between refugee mental health, past traumatic experiences, and religious observance found that refugees with a higher level of religiousness...

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July 12, 2017

June Events Roundup

Blog, News

1. Shaykh Dr. Rafaqat Rashid hosted a Ramadan webinar discussing the medical and spiritual benefits of Ramadan, while Mufti Abdur-Rahman Mangera hosted another webinar later in Ramadan on maximising one’s time in Ramadan. 2. Our...

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June 17, 2017

F1 Induction Event 2017

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  The highly successful ‘BIMA F1 induction’ event is back! This year, our events will take place on Saturday 22 July from 11am – 3.30pm in the Midlands, London, North West and South West! Delivered by current...

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June 4, 2017

Ramadan Webinar 2017 Video

Blog

  Learn about basic laws of fasting, the spiritual and physical benefits of Ramadan, and a chance to ask questions with the speaker. Dr Shaykh Rafaqat Rashid is a traditional Muslim scholar, GP and professional trainer and...

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May 30, 2017

May News & Views

Blog, News

Firstly this month, a study published in the BMJ Open Diabetes explored the behaviour of patients with type 2 diabetes that chose to fast during Ramadan. Through a series of interviews, the research team in Malaysia found that, among...

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May 30, 2017

May Events Roundup

Blog, News

In preparation for Ramadan, our teams across the UK held Safer Ramadan sessions to improve the general public’s understanding on fasting in Ramadan with diabetes. This was an opportunity for attendees to take part in an...

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May 30, 2017

Ramadan Webinar

Blog

Join us for BIMA Professional Development team’s first Ramadan reminders webinar, discussing the medical and spiritual benefits of Ramadan as well as the essential Fiqh rulings surrounding the month. The webinar will be delivered...

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May 11, 2017

Ramadan Initiative 2017

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In collaboration with The Ramadan Initiative is one of BIMA’s many successful community projects. The project’s aim is to increase awareness amongst healthcare professionals on safe and effective prescribing for Muslim...

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May 6, 2017

April Events Roundup

Blog, News

1. The North West region hosted a health fair at the UKIM Khizra Masjid. Over 500 people attended to check out 25 stalls including: free health checks, information from local CCGs, stalls from Cancer Research UK, Macmillan Cancer...

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May 6, 2017

April News & Views

Blog, News

Firstly this month, the first study on the feasiblity of a physical activity intervention in a mosque-based setting was published in the Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health this month. The intervention, which included aerobic as...

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April 5, 2017

March Events Roundup

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1. BIMA Yorkshire & Humber, in association with Leeds Muslim Medics, hosted an ‘Excelling as a Female Doctor’ event at the University of Leeds, where female doctors from various specialties spoke about the challenges...

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April 5, 2017

March News & Views

Blog, Statements

Firstly this month, a study in the American Journal of Infection Control looked at vaccine compliance and parents’ stance on childhood vaccination. The study found that 85% of the Muslim parents surveyed support vaccination and were...

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April 5, 2017

What Happens After Death?

Blog, News

BIMA North West held a very successful CPD seminar on ‘What Happens After Death’ at the European Institute of Islamic Sciences in Oldham with over 150 attendees....

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March 30, 2017

Ramadan Initiative 2017 Recruitment

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  LAST CHANCE to become a Ramadan Initiative teacher. The Ramadan Initiative aims to increase awareness amongst healthcare professionals and advise them on Muslim patients who fast during Ramadan, looking at practical...

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March 16, 2017

2 Days To Go! – National Conference 2017

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  Just 2 days to go till our first ever national conference! We’ll be posting live on all our social media platforms this weekend. Follow the conversation on Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat @BritishIMA #WhatsYourLegacy #BIMA17...

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March 16, 2017

3 Days To Go! – National Conference 2017

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  There are only 3 days left until BIMA’s National Conference this weekend! Tickets have sold out, however, we are offering a platform for people to communicate and transfer tickets. Please leave a message on our Facebook...

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March 6, 2017

BIMA London Community Impact Projects

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  BIMA London has partnered with 5 London universities (King’s College London, UCL, Barts & Queen Mary, LSE & St George’s) to organise an activity day for the homeless this Saturday (11th March) at Victoria Terrace Gardens...

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February 18, 2017

February Events Roundup

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1. BIMA London hosted a string of events last month, tackling taboo subjects in the 3rd annual RUMS medical conference (Life Behind A Label), addressing the issue of mental health in the Muslim community (Undermind), and bringing...

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February 18, 2017

February News & Views

Blog, News

Firstly this month, a study published in the Journal of Religion and Health investigated the effect of listening to Qur’anic recitation on depressive symptoms in haemodialysis patients in Iran. The authors found that listening to the...

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January 20, 2017

January News & Views

Blog, News

Following on from last month’s article about medication regiment adjustment for patients during Ramadan, and the finding that the most frequently discussed disease between patients and their pharmacists is diabetes, a study published...

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January 19, 2017

January Events Roundup

Blog, News

1. Christmas saw volunteers from BIMA North West helping out at the Unitarian Chapel in Oldham, giving free health advice and working with the UKEFF food bank, a regular food hub operating every Monday at the Unitarian Chapel helping...

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January 18, 2017

BIMA Ramadan Initiative 2017

Blog, News

BIMA Ramadan Initiative 2017 are now recruiting for teachers! The Ramadan Initiative aims to increase awareness amongst healthcare professionals and advise them on Muslim patients who fast during Ramadan, looking at practical...

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January 18, 2017

BIMA Lifesavers & Trainees 2017 Recruitment

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BIMA’s largest national projects are now recruiting! If you’re a Muslim healthcare professional/student interested in uniting, inspiring and serving the British Muslim community then get involved in the BIMA Lifesavers or...

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December 18, 2016

December News & Views

Blog, News

Firstly this month, a qualitative study published this month by the Violence Prevention Research Unit (of Queen Mary University London) in the British Journal of Psychiatry argues that young British Muslim men with poor mental health...

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December 18, 2016

December Events Roundup

Blog, News

1. BIMA Yorkshire & Leeds Muslim Medics hosted Mr. Suhail Anwar (consultant general surgeon) in the well-attended Miracles of the Qur’an event at the end of November. 2. BIMA North West held the second of its health awareness...

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December 18, 2016

BIMA National Conference 2017 Tickets

Blog, News

Mark your calendars for the first ever national conference for Muslim healthcare professionals in the UK. Preparations are in full swing and we are excited to announce the release of our early bird tickets! Ticket prices go up on 15th...

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November 19, 2016

November Events Roundup

Blog, News

1. This month we hosted our second annual SJT Workshop, with nearly 200 final year medical students attending from all over the country. We wish everyone the best with their SJT and foundation applications. 2. The first of our North...

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November 19, 2016

November News & Views

Blog, News

Firstly this month, an article by Dr. Goleen Samari (University of Texas) published in the American Journal of Public Health summarises the effects of Islamophobia on the health of the growing population of Muslim Americans....

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November 1, 2016

Action Centred Leadership Report

Blog, News

Our East Midlands region hosted a very well received course on 8th October. Participants received 5 CPD points, accredited by the RCP. It was conducted by Dr Hussain Nagi, a consultant anaesthetist and Adair International trainer....

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October 30, 2016

BIMA National Conference 2017 Announcement

Blog, News

BIMA is excited to announce its 2-day national conference for all Muslim healthcare professionals in the UK, the first of its kind in the UK, due to be held from 18-19 March 2017 at the prestigious Kings College London. The conference...

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October 4, 2016

LifeSavers 2016 Report

Blog, News

By the grace of Allah, the united effort of 500+ healthcare professionals and with the support of mosques across the country, BIMA LifeSavers 2016 was a monumental success. This month we saw 35 mosques open their doors to more than...

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August 21, 2016

BIMA at Living Islam 2016

Blog, News

A team of nearly 30 volunteer healthcare professionals and students were at the Living Islam Festival in Lincolnshire, attended by thousands of Muslims from across the country. BIMA volunteers performed hundreds of free health checks...

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June 27, 2016

Ramadan Reflections Podcasts

Blog, News

We would like to take this opportunity to offer our prayers for your and family to have a blessed Ramadan. Our days will be long and challenging, especially to those who are busy working this summer. We have put together a series...

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April 7, 2016

BIMA LifeSavers 2016

Blog

What do people do when they witness a cardiac arrest? Nothing. At least that’s the case in 7 out of 10 cases. Because half of cardiac arrests, where the heart stops beating, that are outside a hospital are witnessed by a member of the...

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April 7, 2016

BIMA Innovations Group

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The BIMA Innovations Group (BIG) is looking for enthusiastic individuals who want to get involved in a startup enterprise with like-minded healthcare professionals. BIG is a platform linking entrepreneurial and creative people, centred...

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March 28, 2016

Event: Lesvos Relief – East Midlands

Blog

Join us on Thursday 31st March for a dinner in Lincoln to hear Dr. Awad, a Consultant Anaesthetist, who will be speaking about her 2 weeks in Lesvos doing medical relief with Syrian refugees. Good opportunity to network with other BIMA...

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June 25, 2015

One year On

Blog

Dear Brothers and sisters in Islam. Assalamu Alaikum wa rahmatullah It is my pleasure to write to you on the first anniversary of the founding of the British Islamic Medical Association (BIMA). Whatever we achieved in this year has...

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July 24, 2014

Statement on 2014 Gaza Attacks

Blog, Statements

The British Islamic Medical Association [1] condemns the attacks on medical facilities and personnel in the Gaza strip. We deplore the killing of patients and staff, and the targeting of ambulances on duty [2]. We urge the British...

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